- Directors: Kevin Reynolds
- Producers: Gary Barber, Roger Birbaum, Jonathan Glickman
- Writers: Jay Wolpert
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
- Actors: James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Dominczyk, Richard Harris
Edmond DantÃ¨s (James Caviezel) and his friend Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce), officers of a French trading ship, head to Elba seeking medical attention for their captain. DantÃ¨s and Mondego are chased by British Dragoons who believe they are spies for the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte (Alex Norton). The Emperor arrives and declares they are not his agents, and asks Dantes to give a letter to a friend in France. When the captain dies that night, they are sent on their way.
At Marseilles, DantÃ¨s is reprimanded by the ship’s first mate, Danglars (Albie Woodington) for disobeying orders. However, the shipping company’s boss, Morrell (Patrick Godfrey), commends DantÃ¨s’ bravery, promoting him over Danglars. Mondego intercepts DantÃ¨s’ fiancÃ©e MercÃ©dÃ¨s (Dagmara Dominczyk) and unsuccessfully tries to seduce her. When he hears of DantÃ¨s’ promotion, Mondego realizes that DantÃ¨s will be able to marry Mercedes sooner than expected.
Mondego gets drunk and tells Danglars about the letter Napoleon gave DantÃ¨s. Danglars has DantÃ¨s charged with treason and sent to magistrate, J.F. Villefort (James Frain). Villefort is sure of DantÃ¨s’ innocence, but discovers the addressee is Villefort’s father, Clarion, a Bonapartist. Villefort denounced his father, improving his relations with the government. Villefort burns the letter and fools DantÃ¨s into submitting to arrest, then sends him to an island prison, ChÃ¢teau d’If. DantÃ¨s escapes and goes to Mondego for help, but Mondego turns on him and wounds him so he cannot escape. DantÃ¨s is re-arrested and returned to ChÃ¢teau d’If.
Three months later, DantÃ¨s returns to ChÃ¢teau d’If to pay homage to the priest and promises him that he has given up on revenge and will live a better life. He then leaves the island with MercÃ©dÃ¨s, Albert, and Jacopo.